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Booting XP from USB

  • Windows XP
  • USB
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Last response: in Windows XP
September 14, 2008 12:40:22 AM


I woud like to

A) make a copy of my C: drive
B) copy that image over to usb thumb drive
C) make that usb drive bootable

thanks in advance.

p.s: its for my laptop.

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September 14, 2008 4:32:04 AM

is the laptop able to boot from usb devices?

and ur going to need a big flash drive to do that.

also a good software to use to make back ups is

PowerQuest Drive Image 2002 if u dont want to use the windows one which most people dont.

September 14, 2008 9:43:39 AM

I would use Snapshot Disk Imaging

Afterwards get your USB drive ready with an empty NTFS primary active partition on it with the same size as your c partition on the laptop and just restore the image to the usb drive.

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September 14, 2008 9:54:03 PM

Yes it can boot up from usb.

I have used Acronis True Image Home 11.0 to make a backup of my c:

now i also have a usb drive big enough.

after restoring the image to the usb drive how do i make it active ?

is their any other thing i need to do? thanks
September 15, 2008 7:10:51 PM

Norton Partition Magic 8.0